Matt Johnson from Omaha, Nebraska, United States via Wikimedia Commons

The federal government is housing more than 16,000 unaccompanied migrant children and teenagers in temporary shelters for a staggering cost of $60 million a week.

A record influx of minor children arriving at the border without parents or guardians has prompted the Biden administration to scramble to create 10 emergency facilities at convention centers and military bases across Texas and Southern California.   

The pop-up shelters have a capacity of 16,000 beds and currently house 8,500 children as 4,000 more await transfer from overcrowded Texas border facilities, where 500-600 migrants are packed into “pods” designed to sleep, 32 people.  

The Department of Health and Human Services is operating the shelters at an astronomical $60 million a week, for an annual amount of more than $3.1 billion. The cost to run emergency sites is over two and a half times more expensive than permanent shelters, where the 7,700 available beds were rapidly filled in the last few weeks.  

The increased cost of operation is “due to the need to develop facilities quickly and hire significant staff over a short period of time,” said a spokesperson for the HHS’s Administration for Children and Families, Kenneth Wolfe. 

The cost of caring for a child at a permanent facility is $290 daily, while Wolfe estimated the average expense at a temporary shelter would be “approximately $775 per day based on past experience.” Children spend an average of 31 days under HHS’s care before being released to family members or sponsors in the United States.  

The $1.9 trillion Cares Act provided the HHS’s Administration for Children and Families $47.5 billion in funding, which will be necessary to handle the influx of 184,000 migrant children the  Customs and Border Protection is projecting will arrive at the border in 2021.  


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Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
7 months ago

He probably goes there and lets the kids rub his legs

David Baker
David Baker
7 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

I’m sure their nickname for Numb Nuts is “El Pedo”.

Boaz
Boaz
7 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

No doubt they are recruits for the East Coast Elites in the child trafficking for sex. Check with the Podesta’s and the Lincoln project . They sed to pay, now their President gets them for free.

Dave Kutscher
Dave Kutscher
7 months ago
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Ernie
Ernie
7 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

He sends Hunter

Jim Dahlberg
Jim Dahlberg
7 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

Biden has no intention of going to the border. He just doesn’t see a crisis at all. It is all made up by republicans and over blown. After all this crisis are all future democrat voters.

David Baker
David Baker
7 months ago
Reply to  Jim Dahlberg

Actually, they’re CURRENT Democrat Voters.

Lynn
Lynn
7 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

LMAO, You’re probably right! Crazy Joe Puppetman 💩

David Baker
David Baker
7 months ago

That’s a lot of ears he gets to nuzzle.

al finnell
al finnell
7 months ago

The invasion is by design. The ‘children’ are the root of the destruction of the USA…
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Vladimir Lenin
Allow the ‘children’ into the USA and destroy the USA.
Look south. There is not even one successful CATHOLIC nation on earth.
Vote for ANY CATHOLIC and you destroy the USA.

Sissy
Sissy
7 months ago
Reply to  al finnell

Biden believes in abortion which is definitely against catholic faith… Biden is putting this country into a depression. Paying out $60 million a day to hose unaccompanied minors. Children born in the US are starving and living below poverty level . Dont see Biden doing anything for them. Our children and great grandchildren will be paying for the debt that Biden is putting this country in.

David Baker
David Baker
7 months ago
Reply to  Sissy

Numb Nuts is also courting the Homosexual Vote. Apparently, he does not know what the term “Abomination” means.